Holland Scholarship


Updated information and 2019-20 deadlines will be posted here when available. Old guidelines below are for reference only.


The 2018-19 Holland Scholarship application deadline was May 1, 2018.

The Holland Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship meant to support a limited number of international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose study or research profile has been strongly endorsed by the programs they will attend. 

Candidates are eligible to apply only after being informed of their acceptance into the Dutch Art Institute (DAI).

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. If awarded, you will receive the funding towards the first year of your studies.


To be eligible for the Holland Scholarship incoming DAI-students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

- You have submitted your completed DAI-application form (before the March 2018 deadline); been contacted about and completed the interview process; have already received positive notification of your acceptance into our program – after which you have completed your Studielink registration.

- You do not have an EEA nationality (EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

- You are paying the institutional, non-EU/EEA tuition fee.

- You have not previously studied at an educational institution in the Netherlands.


If you wish to apply for the Holland Scholarship, AND you have already been accepted into the DAI, you are advised to contact Rik Fernhout, the DAI's Co-ordinator for Study Trajectory & Student Affairs.

The Holland Scholarship is made available by ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, VSNU, Nuffic and Vereniging Hogescholen.

Download the Holland Scholarship flyer.